According to a recent article in USA Today, hand washing shouldn’t be that tough, but one study found only 5% of people do it well enough to kill off the germs.
The article went on to say:
- 80% of germs are spread by human hands
- ONLY 5% of people wash their hands enough to kill germs
- 33% of hand washers rarely use soap
- 10% of people SKIP hand washing altogether
According to the CDC, people need to vigorously wash their hands for about 15 to 20 seconds to kill any type of dangerous bacteria. Most people wash their hands for about six seconds. Without executing the correct hand sanitizing techniques, grime, dirt and bacteria that would typically be sent down the drain stays on the hands and increases the host’s likelihood of becoming seriously ill.